“In the catacombs, the most frequent image is the figure of a woman in prayer, the Orant; she represents the one true attitude of the human soul. It is not enough to say prayers; one must become, be prayer, prayer incarnate. It is not enough to have moments of praise. All of life, each act, every gesture, even the smile of the human face, must become a hymn of adoration, an offering, a prayer. One should offer not what one has, but what one is.”
– Paul Evdokimov, The Sacrament of Love, p. 62.
Reading Brother Lawrence at the moment and this ties in so nicely
Brother Lawrence is a great teacher of ordinary life as prayer.
Thank you, thank you, for your words – words of humanity infused with divinity! I pray that we (I) can “hear” the words and utilize them in my life-issues.